Just received an email from the Templeton-funded Metanexus group. The big announcement is the unveiling of a new website:
You knew it was going to happen, and now it’s here. “Evolutionary Christianity” — a phrase that rolls off the tongue and inspires theological confidence.
The gallery of people on the homepage features quite an assortment of thinkers making common cause — theological differences aside, the science of Darwinian evolution must be kept sacrosanct!
It will be interesting to see whether this strategy to mainstream evolution among evangelicals succeeds. Granted, the Christian Colleges have by and large embraced “Evolutionary Christianity.” But “evolution” remains a dirty word among many evangelicals.
Will the Templeton-inspired PR campaign that’s evident on this website succeed? Any bookies willing to give odds?